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Le Bourget ticker: Hamburg at the Paris Air Show 2017


What a week! The Paris Air Show news ticker provides an overview of all the Hamburg related highlights at the Paris Air Show 2017.

From June 19 to 25 2017, the Paris Air Show took place in Le Bourget. Hamburg Aviation and the ZAL Center for Applied Aeronautical Research were present in Hall 2A, C280.

This ticker will show you all the news related to Hamburg, as well as further impressions from the show.


Friday, 4th of July, 12:00 pm

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Friday, 23rd of June, 4 pm


Time to take stock in the "eternal duel" between Airbus and Boeing. This year, the US Group won the race with 561 firm orders and declarations of intent, of which 361 are attributable to the Boeing 737 MAX 10, which has been presented in Le Bourget for the first time. However, Airbus is close in on them with 326 firm orders and declarations of intent at a total list price of 40 billion US dollars, of which 18.5 billion US dollars make up list the price of the firm orders. The lion's share of 306 of the 326 ordered aircraft is attributable to the A320 family. 50 percent of this aircraft family is completed in Hamburg-Finkenwerder.


Friday, 23rd of June, 11:30 pm


The first Global Aerospace Cluster Manager Meeting by the European Aerospace Cluster Partnership EACP has been taken place in Paris. Speakers included: Prof. Rolf Henke, ACARE Chairman and DLR Board; Christophe Guichard, Team Leader Cluster Internationalization, European Commission; Fassi Kafyeke, Senior Strategic Technology and Innovation Director, Bombardier, and Mark Walker, Vice President, Procurement Strategy and Governance, Airbus.


Thursday, 22nd of June, 4:30 pm


Diehl presents innovations at its booth, which are closely linked to the Hamburg Crystal Cabin Award. Their "Dacapo" Power Cell was awarded with one of the coveted prizes in 2014. "Dacapo" stands for a power-saving and energy-efficient cabin system that uses rechargeable and replaceable battery trolleys. The trolleys can be easily replaced and the battery system can be recharged during ground time. Diehl’s Galley-Bar Module has also been nominated for the CCA 2017. The bar module can be integrated into the galley in just a few steps where it creates a bar for drinks or duty-free sales on board. The concept was developed in cooperation with Lufthansa Technik at the ZAL TechCenter, Hamburg.


Thursday, 22nd of June, 3:20 pm



Thursday, 22nd of June, 1:30 pm

EmBRAER displays cabin of the E2 JET

The Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer is exhibiting a mock up of its E2 jet at the Paris Air Show. The cabin design won the Crystal Cabin Award 2015 at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg. At the time, Embraer convinced the jury in the "Design & Visionary Concepts" category. The use of space in the cabin is particularly thought-out: There are e.g. special hand luggage containers and an offset seating concept that ensures more space onboard.


Thursday, 22nd of June, 11:20 am

EACP welcomes 42nd member

After the welcome of the Austrian Automotive and Aerospace Cluster ACSTyria on Wednesday, the European Aerospace Cluster Partnership (EACP), coordinated in Hamburg, welcomes the West of England Aerospace Forum (WEAF) as a new member. A letter of intent was signed at the Paris Air Show.


Thursday, 22nd of June, 10:00 am



Airbus takes a positive stock at the Paris Air Show on Thursday. An order backlog of more than 6,800 aircraft worth 40 million US dollars strengthens the company's focus on commercial airliners and ramp-up.



Thursday, 22nd June, 09:36 am

IRAN AIRTOUR orders 45 Airbus A320NEO

The airline, based in Tehran, is officially the newest Airbus customer. Airtour has signed an agreement over the order of 45 A320neo jets.


Thursday, 22nd June, 09:25 am

AIRASIA signs AGREEMENT over 14 A320

This could lead to an increase in the number of the airline’s A320s flying in Malaysia, India, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines to 592.


Thursday, 22nd June, 08:00 am

AIRBUS WINs another major contract FROM IRA

Zagros Airlines wants to buy 20 A320neo medium-haul jets and 8 A330neo long-haul jets. The agreement was signed by Zagros Airlines CEO Seyed Abdolreza Mousavi and Airbus President Fabrice Brégier. Zagros‘s fleet already contains 11 A320s.


Wednesday, 21st of June, 7 pm

ACSTYRIA is a new member of the EACP

Anna Maaßen, Hamburg Aviation office member and coordinator of the European Aerospace Cluster Partnership is delighted to welcome a new member. At the Paris Air Show, ACStyria's Managing Director Wolfgang Vlasaty signed the membership application. The cluster will now enrich the EACP with its expertise in the automotive and aerospace field. The Styrian ACstyria is a link between business, industry, research and public institutions based in Grambach, Austria. Now, the EACP consists of 41 clusters from 16 different countries.


Wednesday, 21st of June, 5 pm

ALTRAN focuses on Cabin at the PAS 2017

For the first time, the French company Altran dedicates part of its chalet to aircraft cabin interior. This field of competence comes from Altran colleagues in Hamburg, e.g. the Autonomous Trolley (ACT) has been developed in Hamburg.


Wednesday, 21st of June, 1:40 pm

WIZZ AIR signs contract over 10 A321

Wizz Air CEO József Váradi comments the decision: "We are delighted to add additional Airbus A321 aircraft to the Wizz Air fleet. Our already strong relationship with Airbus continues as we invest further in our growing fleet. Since its introduction at Wizz Air in November 2015, the Airbus A321ceo has delivered significant cost advantages and the re-designed interior has enhanced our great on-board service. Today's order, together with the existing order for 110 ultra-efficient A321neo, will see Wizz Air take delivery of 140 new aircraft between now and 2024, as well as becoming the clear CEE low cost market leader."


Wednesday, 21st of June, 11 am


The Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer and the German Aerospace Center (DLR) have signed an agreement to deepen scientific cooperation in aviation. In the future, both partners will work together on a wide range of research topics, including noise and emissions reduction, improving the aerodynamic and aeroelastic performance of aircraft, and many aspects of lightweight aircraft construction using fiber-reinforced plastics and integrated adaptronic systems. Embraer locations in Sao José dos Campos / Brazil and Evora / Portugal are future target regions of Hamburg Aviation.


Wednesday, 21st of June, 10:30 am

WOW Air’s first A321NEO

From Hamburg-Finkenwerder via Paris to Reykjavik: The Icelandic airline Wow Air receives its first A321neo. 


      Tuesday, 20th of June, 18:30 Uhr

      CELEBRATION OF Hamburg’s letter of intent WITH PORTUGAL

      As part of a festive dinner, the aviation locations Hamburg and Portugal (including the Portuguese aviation cluster AED) celebrate their MoU, renewed in the afternoon at the booth of Hamburg Aviation.


      Tuesday, 20th of June, 6:10 pm


      Klaus Richter, Chief Procurement Officer Airbus, at the reception of the Federal Association of the German Aerospace Industries, e.V .: "German and French cooperation in aviation is a symbol for Europe".


      Tuesday, 20th of June, 6 pm

      MOBILE, ALABAMA reception

      In February 2007 Airbus opened its own development site in Mobile, Alabama (USA), in September 2015 a final assembly line for the A320 was inaugurated. The guests at the Mobile reception at PAS were greeted by the governor of Alabama, Kay Ivey, and the mayor of Mobile, Sandy Stimpson. Also newcomers from Hamburg were invited: The founder of Synergeticon, David Küstner (2 photo, right), who developed a sophisticated assistance system for factory workers. The system can be operated intuitively on a tablet, which relieves workloads and avoids errors in the process sequence. Since January 2017, Synergeticon has been a tenant at the ZAL and are continuing their ongoing cooperation with Lufthansa Technik. David Rodgers, Mobile Chamber of Commerce (2 photo, l. In the picture), has already invited Synergeticon to visit Mobile.


      Tuesday, 20. June, 5 pm


      The Advisory Council for Aviation Research and Innovation in Europe ACARE disclosed its latest Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) at the Paris Airshow on 21 June 2017. Rolf Henke, ACARE Chairman and DLR Executive Board member responsible for aeronautics research, presented the new research agenda to Clara de la Torre, Director for Transport at the Directorate-General for Research & Innovation at the European Commission. The updated guidelines will be followed until 2050 to carry out research into the eco-efficient aviation of tomorrow. The agenda lays out ways to conduct research into future low-emission and quieter aircraft, in order to bring aviation into line with climate change challenges. In addition, current developments such as digitalisation and cybersecurity, towards which the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft-und Raumfahrt; DLR) will make significant contributions, are addressed in the extended agenda.

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      Tuesday, 20th of June, 4:30 pm


      The Canadian Minister of Economic Affairs, Navdeep Bains (right), has shown interest in the North German cluster policy at the Canadian reception. In conversation with Hamburg Aviation Managing Director Franz Josef Kirschfink, he drew direct comparison with Canada as an aviation location. Montréal is one of the target regions of the aviation industry in Hamburg, and there are regular exchanges on possible cooperation.


      Tuesday, 20th of June, 4 pm

      ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES ORDERs 10 Airbus A350-900

      In June 2016, twelve A350s were delivered to Adis Ababa. Ethiopian Airlines became the first African airline having an A350 aircraft in the fleet.


      Tuesday, 20th of June, 2:40 pm

      UNITED AIRLINES changes 100 BOEING orders

      Boeing has won one of the largest airlines in the world  – United Airlines – as a customer for the new 737 model MAX 10. United signed the conversion of 100 existing MAX orders in Paris. The US-American airline will thus become the largest operator of the 737 MAX 10. Deliveries are scheduled to start in 2020. In addition to the 737 MAX 10 samples, United Airlines also ordered four other 777-300ER models. Last year, the delivery of the 18 aircraft has already started. 


      Tuesday, 20th of June, 2:37 pm


      In May, Delta added 30 aircraft to its A321ceo order and has now ordered another ten in Paris. Delta has therefore ordered a total of 122 A321s with CFM56 engines. A few have been delivered since March 2016.


      Tuesday, 20th of June, 2:30 pm


      At the Hamburg stand, Hamburg's State Council for Economic Affairs and Innovation, Dr. Rolf Bösinger has welcomed the guests to the official Senate reception. During the event, Bösinger and representatives of the Portuguese government sign an MoU to strenghen future collaboration in the aviation sector.



      Tuesday, 20th of June, 2:00 pm

      HAMBURG meets representatives of JAPAN At PARIS AIR SHOW

      In 2015, Hamburg Aviation signed an MoU with Greater Nagoya Initiative Center (GNIC) and Chubu Aerospace Industrial Technology Center (C-ASTEC) together with the Mayor of the City of Hamburg, Olaf Scholz, at the Paris Air Show. As part of a booth tour on the PAS 2017, a Japanese delegation has now taken the opportunity to get in touch with exhibitors from the Hamburg Metropolitan Region. Together with the office of Hamburg Aviation, a visit to the new Mitsubishi Regional Jets (MRJ) followed.


      Tuesday, 20th of June, 1:20 pm

      DLR Senate gives the go-ahead for the foundation of seven DLR institutes

      The Senate of the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) approved the establishment of seven DLR institutes in its meeting on 28 June 2017. DLR was tasked with building new institutes by a resolution of the Budgetary Committee of the Deutscher Bundestag in November 2016. Since then, the scientific concepts for these institutes have been assessed by international reviewers and representatives of the industrial sector and independent science institutions. This decision by the Senate as external committee has now given DLR the green light to begin research activities at the institutes themselves. The German government has awarded DLR 42 million euro in annual funding to complete this task. The German states hosting the institutes will contribute a total of five million euro to the annual funding as well.


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      Tuesday, 20th of June, 12 pm


      At the 52nd Paris Air Show, representatives of both countries signed the agreement in a solemn ceremony. The countries commit to consolidate their partnership and promote technological and economic cooperation.

      Picture: Ingelore Hering, Lower Saxony's Ministry of Economy, Labor and Transport, and Chris Green, Washington State Department of Commerce, sign the cooperation agreement.



      Tuesday, 20th of June, 11:20 am


      Airbus has launched a new aviation data platform in collaboration with Palantir Technologies – pioneers in big-data integration and advanced analytics. Skywise aims to become the single platform of reference used by all major aviation players to improve their operational performance and business results and to support their own digital transformation. 

      Examples of how "Skywise" could help airlines to support and shape their business models include:


      • Improved fleet operational reliability through predictive & preventative maintenance;
      • Improved operational efficiency for legacy fleets;
      • Rapid root-cause analyses of in-service issues;
      • Optimising each aircraft's performance through flight operations data analytics;
      • Tracking maintenance effectiveness over time;
      • One-click reporting workflows, including complex reporting to regulatory bodies


      Tuesday, 20th of June, 10:00 am

      HAMBURG on the 2nd day of the PARIS AIR SHOW

      At 10 o'clock, State Councilor Dr. Rolf Bösinger arrived at Le Bourget. Accompanied by Hamburg Aviation Managing Director Dr. Franz Josef Kirschfink, Bösinger will visit BDLI, Diehl, Zodiac and Airbus. The visits are followed by a Hamburg reception at the booth of Hamburg Aviation and ZAL Hall 20 / C280, at 2:30 pm. There will also be signed an MoU with the Portuguese Aeronautics Cluster.


      Monday, 19th of June 2017, 10:00 am

      The PARIS AIR SHOW haS OFFIcially started!


      Monday, 19th of June 2017, 4:50 am


      The Paris Air Show has not yet begun, and Airbus already dares to take a look at the future of flying with the presentation of its "A380plus" design. The aircraft is equipped with fuel-saving "winglets", as well as new cabin features and an optimized maintenance program.


      Friday, 16th of June 2017, 10:03 am


      The Federal Association of the German Aerospace Industries (BDLI) and the German aerospace industry will present the complete range of their technological capabilities and top products at the 52nd Paris Air Show. The "German Pavilion" organized by BDLI shows current products and services related to "Innovation Made in Germany". With 35 main exhibitors and 22 sub-exhibitors, Germany is the second-largest foreign exhibitor at the world's largest aerospace exhibition. 18 other BDLI member companies present their range of services. This year, the "German Pavilion" is located in Hall 2A / 2C and covers an exhibition area of more than 2200 m². 

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